A Garden for Life: The Natural Approach to Designing, Planting, and Maintaining a North Temperate Garden
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A Garden for Life: The Natural Approach to Designing, Planting, and Maintaining a North Temperate Garden

by Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Miriam Rothschild
     
 

The avid gardener will need no other resource than this book to plan and maintain a natural garden on the country farm or in the suburban backyard, a habitat congenial to the scarlet tanager, the monarch butterfly, and the toad.

Unique to this book is author Beresford-Kroeger's concept of bioplanning, in which the gardener views the site as a biological system

Overview

The avid gardener will need no other resource than this book to plan and maintain a natural garden on the country farm or in the suburban backyard, a habitat congenial to the scarlet tanager, the monarch butterfly, and the toad.

Unique to this book is author Beresford-Kroeger's concept of bioplanning, in which the gardener views the site as a biological system and the activity of gardening as an ecological task. To assist in bioplanning a garden, the author provides both plans that are adaptable to different garden sizes and shapes, as well as planting instructions emphasizing organic care, ecofunction, and environmentally friendly means of pest control.

A Garden for Life challenges everyone to create an ecologically valuable garden for the joy of doing so, and for the salvation of our natural world.

Diana Beresford-Kroeger is the author of Arboretum America. She is a botanist, medical and agricultural researcher, lecturer, and self-defined "renegade scientist" in the fields of classical botany, medical biochemistry, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

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"A Garden for Life provides one answer to Silent Spring as it brings happiness onto the doorstep. . . ."
—-Miriam Rothschild

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472030125
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
03/23/2004
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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